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Olympic opening ceremony: London welcomes the world

The Olympic Flame is lit during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012.

Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

London's 2012 Summer Games have begun with a spectacular opening ceremony as athletes assemble to light the Olympic flame.

Join us and our team in Britain for live coverage of the opening, which is scheduled to run until 7 p.m. ET.

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